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The Rebasslution

The act of redefining a concept can be done with a specific interest, usually following an increasing level of demand in the market.

For artistic movements the processes have a bit more of freedom, and the results do not necessarily reflect their first target, but instead become a referent for future generations.

Today Mad Decent goes to China, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic & an unusual collab of Mexico-Germany VS rest of the world to update our listeners with some of the sweetest bass movements that are happening in the underground scene and slowly but steadily changing the face of dance music over there.

To begin, Howie Lee drops his new EP for FREE in which you can find some of the most impressive Chinese traditional chords and folklore blended nicely with Bass

Produced by Happy Colors, MUCHOS will reveal a side of the revolutionary latin bass while keeping it hot for any dj set or party.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

The Dominican (based in Miami) duo strikes really hard . Listen to the whole set

Now, if you are into South Asian music, most likely you have seen a tilt towards dance music but still keeping the Bhangra attitude.

In that case, pioneer, G-TA [ dont confuse him with GTA] has been the head of Dubai’s bass scene.
Proof of this: his latest collab with Harvy Sandhu (100 copies) hurry up.. few left!!!

Last but not least, Germany’s biggest cumbia head, Andres Digital finally unveils his album:
And from it, two make it to this post:
A champeta called Zukaina

Second comes from barefoot-dancehall badman, Chilean LATA whose Wake up track will make you fly!

T.I. – No Mediocre (Grandtheft Remix) [feat. Iggy Azalea]

Sound the alarm! Grandtheft has released an official remix of the chart-topping hit “No Mediocre” by T.I. featuring Iggy Azalea. There’s certainly nothing mediocre here. Premiering on Billboard, the remix cranks up the bass and electro synths while showcasing Grandtheft’s ability to flawlessly amp up the energy in any setting. While you stream the track above, you may feel like you’ve just dived into a Grandtheft live set.

And as if that wasn’t enough, the Atlanta based Hip-Hop group Migos jumped on the remix as well! Listen to both above and download the Migos remix for Free!

Billboard exclusively announced Grandtheft’s tour dates here!

Sep 26 / Aria / Peterborough, ON
Sep 27 /Club 77/ Hamilton, ON
Oct 2 / Club The A /Seoul, Korea
Oct 3 / Domain/ Jakarta, Indonesia
Oct 4 / Warehouse 82/ Bali, Indonesia
Oct 5 / Canvas/ Singapore
Oct 6 / Storm Festival/ Shanghai, China
Oct 10 / Fly/ Hong Kong, China
Oct 11 / Ku De Ta / Bangkok, Thailand
Oct 12 / Vision/ Tokyo, Japan
Oct 16 / Bassmnt/ San Diego, CA
Oct 17 / Create/ LA, CA
Oct 18 / Gringo Star Street Bar/ Tempe, AZ
Nov 01 / Trick or Beats / Boca Raton, FL
Nov 12 / Mad Decent Boat Party / Miami, FL
Nov 22 / Surrender Nightclub / Las Vegas, NV
Dec 26/ King Street Hotel/ Newcastle, AUS
Dec 26/ Oh Hello! / Brisbane, AUS
Dec 29 / Rhythm & Vines Festival, Gisborne, NZ
Dec 31/ Origin NYE Festival @ Ozone Reserve/ Perth, AUS
Jan 3/ Garden Party, Slip Inn, Chinese Laundry/ Sydney Australia
Jan 5/ 170 Russell / Melbourne, AUS

Grandtheft
Facebook: facebook.com/GrandtheftMusic
Twitter: @grandtheft
Soundcloud: @grandtheft

Trap Tuesdays 69: Party Favor Takeover on LessThan3

Fresh off the overwhelmingly successful “Bap U” release, LA-based producer Party Favor powwowed with Electronic music blog LessThan3 to bless listeners with the tunes that get his creative juices flowin’. From Great Dane’s Spooky Black flip to Jack Ü’s new single with Kiesza, Party Favor’s Trap Tuesday playlist is full of mind blowing trap and twerk anthems, bound to make you shake ya tailfeather. Head on over to LessThan3 to check out the tracklist and to download the tracks for free!

Also, stream Party Favor’s epic new single “Bap U” above and sign up for Mad Decent Premium to download the full WAV today!

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Twitter: @partyfavormusic
Soundcloud: @partyfavormusic

Bird Peterson Presents Drankenstein Infinity Mixtape

As it was told, it hath been revealed: Bird Peterson and Mad Decent bring you Drankenstein Infinity: The Complete Masterworks. It’s been five years since the first Drankenstein was released into the webosphere, and now it’s time to complete the final journey. Collected here are more than 100 songs from all the Drankenstein projects (1-5, Lace and Lean 1 & 2, the SXSW Special, and a few more treats). Bird’s completed all 100 in a motherland master zip file that we’re giving away to Mad Decent Premium members today!

Stream “Drankenstein Infinity: The Complete Masterworks” above and sign up for Mad Decent Premium today to receive our last two releases, Mad Decent Vol. 1 plus:

- Receive EVERY Mad Decent release the day BEFORE it comes out!
- Receive EVERY Jeffree’s release 1 week BEFORE everyone else
- Receive key pieces from the Mad Decent back catalog
- All files available for stream and high quality FLAC, WAV, MP3, and OGG download
- Access your digital crate from any computer at any time
- All members receive a code for 15% OFF EVERYTHING in our merch store!
- Exclusive content and perks (exclusive videos & music, membership card, secret handshake and more)

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Diplo’s Hip-Hop Mix on Diplo & Friends!

Diplo’s closing out hip-hop month with an epic 2hr mix filled with the good, the great and the funkiest of the genre. September welcomed a legendary lineup of hip-hop mixes from the likes of DJ Premiere, Hudson Mohawke, TWRK and more. Diplo has cooked up the perfect collection of tracks to get your weekend underway. Join in!

If you’re listening, Tweet us: @diploandfriends @maddecent @diplo w/ hashtag #diplo1xtra.

Tune in to BBC RADIO 1 and 1XTRA HERE

Airing Time
UK GMT: Sunday 4AM – 6AM
US EST: Saturday 11PM – 1AM
US PST: Saturday 8PM – 10PM

 

Stream the latest from the Mad Decent boss:

Diplo
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Twitter: @diplo
Soundcloud: @diplo

Side B, for Bass

In a generation accustomed to discovering and listening to new music on digital platforms, the sensation of hearing a track or full length album on vinyl for the first time is but a foreign concept for most. While the idea of owning and purchasing vinyl is now considered a “trend” thats purchasable at your local indie-focused chain store, there was a part of the vinyl -specially in terms of 7′ singles- that always had polarized opinions.

The Side B.

A whole side that sometimes came with a complete surprise for the listener, usually dedicated to be the antithesis of a single, and a lot of times, the loyal fans favorite’s track.

Luckily, same concept still applies to some music genres, in where ‘the poster boys’ make it to the billboard while the side B goes to the fans.

In today’s post we cover some of the veterans who have been steady on their own terms & their core genre without compromising their creative freedom, and somehow, staying on top of the game.

To begin, a highly anticipated release. We finally see the return of the Brooklyn Jungle Soundsystem with their first new material in 13 years. This time the good Doctor teams up with Dub Gabriel in the studio to bring the revolution with their new single “Kulture”.

A song that uplifts the spirit.
Release comes in form of an affordable vinyl ($7) or a digital copy.

And while you check this out, make sure you see all the great stuff going on at that particular bandcamp!

Next in line: Buraka Som Sistema.

These Portuguese/Angolan ku duro emperors strike with a super-strong comeback to their familiar sonic territory after leading the zoukbass movement for a while. In Vuvuzuela Buraka displays the reason they are one of the most energetic acts of the planet.

The following release’s content are completely unfamiliar for North American/European audiences, however they do have a solid impact in Salvador (Brazil).

In fact; one of the strongest names in Brazilian Bahia Bass: Mauro Telefunksoul unveils his new EP (FREE DOWNLOAD) featuring fellow bangeristas Ed Brass, Lord Breu, furminga dub and more!
Time is tha Master

Veteran Clap! Clap! unveils this really interesting release combining Mad-Maxian fire dancing, with 808 bass.

Chinese Man recs have released a FREE album, in where ragga and bass are all over the place.
From the whole bunch, we have selected this great cumbia-bass from Rafael Aragon who had been featured couple of times, here at MD.

The french cumbia warrior does not disappoint with his rework.

Last but not least there is this quite interesting mixtape from the person who coined the term ADM ( African Dance Music) back in the days, Irie Maffia’s ELO . A complete hour featuring ONLY his own works for Hungarian National Radio!!

ELO-Petőfi Mix Vol.6. by Márton Élő on Mixcloud

MAD DECENT PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE: Champagne Drip – Radio Bikini EP

Available now EXCLUSIVELY on Mad Decent Premium is “Radio Bikini,” the debut EP from drip-hop king Champagne Drip. Although the mastermind’s identity remains a mystery, we do know for a fact that Drip’s brand new EP is guaranteed to whisk listeners off to a tropical dream land, where the water is clear and good vibes are endless. Be sure to check out “Radio Bikini,” the cute, high-pitched debut EP from Champagne Drip.

Tracklist
1. Bermuda
2. Honeymoon (feat. Ash Riser)
3. Love In
4. Champagne Drip Theme

Stream “Bermuda” above and sign up for Mad Decent Premium today to receive our last two releases, Mad Decent Vol. 1 plus:

- Receive EVERY Mad Decent release the day BEFORE it comes out!
- Receive EVERY Jeffree’s release 1 week BEFORE everyone else
- Receive key pieces from the Mad Decent back catalog
- All files available for stream and high quality FLAC, WAV, MP3, and OGG download
- Access your digital crate from any computer at any time
- All members receive a code for 15% OFF EVERYTHING in our merch store!
- Exclusive content and perks (exclusive videos & music, membership card, secret handshake and more)

Follow Champagne Drip
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Twitter: @champagnedrip
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Hudson Mohawke & Salvatore Ganacci on Diplo & Friends!

As hip-hop month continues, we’re gearing up for the next big installment of Diplo & Friends with a massive mix from Hudson Mohawke followed by 1hr with Stockholm’s own Salvatore Ganacci. HudMo is currently one of the most sought after and spotlighted young producers in music. Coveted for his distinct, versatile productions that dominate stages and speakers across the globe with bold confidence, Ross Birchard aka Hudson Mohawke (or HudMo for short) has already made a name for himself at a very young age. Having worked with the likes of Hip-Hop/Rap kings Kanye West, Drake and Big Sean to name but a few, his own repertoire of original tracks and remixes is a force to reckoned with. Salvatore Ganacci’s collaborative tracks with Jillonaire (of Major Lazer), paired with his forward-thinking twist on big-room, dancehall, electro-house and more has put him on the front lines of innovative electronic music coming out of Sweeden. His tracks have clocked plenty of frequent flyer miles on a wide-array of BBC mixes and beyond, bringing his music up through the ranks of next-level club music.

If you’re listening, Tweet us: @HudMo @thesalvatoreg @maddecent @diplo w/ hashtag #diplo1xtra.

Tune in to BBC RADIO 1 and 1XTRA HERE

Airing Time
UK GMT: Sunday 4AM – 6AM
US EST: Saturday 11PM – 1AM
US PST: Saturday 8PM – 10PM

Check out some productions from HudMo and Salvatore Ganacci below:

ILOVEMAKONNEN – Tuesday feat. Drake (Reflex remix)

Calling all Champagne Papi lovers out there, you’re in luck because we have a Drizzy remix to help you get started on your weekend festivities. DJ Reflex, Power 106 DJ and one of the most influential entertainers in the Los Angeles music scene, has reworked ILOVEMAKONNEN’s “Tuesday” featuring Drake to give the track an up-tempo, festival trap twist. Check out “Tuesday feat. Drake (Reflex remix)” and experience the club goin’ up on a Tuesday, as well as every other night in the week.

Follow DJ Reflex
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Twitter: @djreflex
Soundcloud: @djreflexmusic

Boaz van de Beatz – Warrior (feat. Kalibwoy) [Official Music Video]

Sign-up for Mad Decent Premium to download the WAV of “Warrior” by Boaz van de Beatz: http://drip.fm/mad-decent

Boaz van de Beatz and fellow Dutchman, Kalibwoy on a mystical ride through a land overrun with a magical, grotesque menace! Watch as Boaz, Kalibwoy and their film crew combat the savage monster on this gory struggle to stay alive. Whilst some may perish, “Warrior” will go on to triumph as a global dance floor killer (no pun intended). Look out for his upcoming EP, expected out on Mad Decent later this year.

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Twitter: @boazvandebeatz
Soundcloud: @boaz-van-de-beatz
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This video was made possible by the Dutch Tax Fonds.

A ‘Opslaan Als’ production

Regie & Concept: Kevin Boitelle
Productie: Allen Grygierczyk & Levi Wilbrink
DOP: Thijmen Doornik
First AD: Ari Hemelaar
Special Make-up & Creature Design: Rob & Erik Hillenbrink
Styling & Costume Design: Minke Lunter
Production Design: Lieke Scholman
Edit: Wouter van Luijn
Grading: Joppo @ de Grot
SFX: Thomas de Rijk